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Helpful (1)

Was a great place to work... now a good place to work... heading the wrong way

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Muscatine, IA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Muscatine, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good place to learn manufacturing and good visibility to management - run like a smaller company

Cons

Latest senior management additions a different breed - Too many thinkers at the top

Advice to Management

Promote from within - Remove Leadership not adhering to company's long standing principles

Other Employee Reviews for HNI

  1. Helpful (1)

    HNI offers great opportunities for career advancement if you show demonstrated ability.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent training opportunities -High exposure to upper management -A variety of different job positions available at many different operating companies

    Cons

    -Below average compensation -High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    More competitive compesation


  2. Great company if you're looking for a steep learning curve in a very short time period

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Exposure to a lot of different manufacturing processes - wood, laminate, steel, fiberglass, plastic etc 2. Get trained on structured design and development processes with good standard operating procedures (The documents and spreadsheets are there to follow, even if implementation is not always executed as per the prescribed process). 3. Large engineering groups to fall back on. 4. Big company, not too shabby resources for employees to really take charge and self-learn on things like lean manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability, Product Management etc. 5. Different brands, different price points. Can switch between different HNI OpCo's for quick exposure.

    Cons

    1. Too much hierarchy. 2. Meet a lot of people who treat their positions as jobs, not careers. 3. Lot of incompetent people hired to top positions. 4. Company gives more relevance to communication skills and not level of education etc (For instance, they will consider an internal candidate who has a Bachelor's in General Studies for an Engineering or Product Management position, over a candidate who has a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering, more diversified experience for the same positions). 5. Very low starting salaries. Profit sharing is a joke. Advice to freshers: Get a job here, work your behind off, learn all you can and leave. Do not plan on staying more than 2-3 yrs or you WILL get pigeonholed in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better ways to retain your engineering talent.


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